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Girl shot in leg with arrow in Berkeley is recovering

March 28, 2013|By a Times Staff Writer

shot with an arrow in Berkeley is home from the hospital after doctors removed the 20-inch arrow from her leg, according to media reports.

An X-ray showed the arrow went all the way through Nadine Hairston's leg, KGO-TV in San Francisco reported.

"I didn't know where it came from, so it was really strange to have an arrow in my leg," she said. "It hurt really bad."

Nadine was on a class field trip Tuesday at the Lawrence Hall of Science. She was playing on the whale replica when UC Berkeley police say she was shot by the arrow from a crossbow.

"I don't know if they were aiming for me or the whale," Nadine said.

A search of the area found similar arrows in the surrounding hills, but authorities don't know if they're linked to Nadine's case.

Doctors removed the arrow, which missed vital arteries. Through it all Nadine stayed calm, singing songs with her teacher.

"I was in the ambulance singing Taylor Swift," she said. "It helped a lot."

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